'''Amy Goodman''' (born April 13, 1957) is an American broadcast journalist
, syndicated columnist
, investigative reporter
and author. Goodman's investigative journalism career includes coverage of the History of East Timor|East Timor independence movement
and Chevron Corporation
's role in Nigeria
. Since 1996, Goodman has hosted ''Democracy Now!
'', an independent global news program broadcast daily on radio, television and the Internet. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Thomas Merton Award
in 2004, a Right Livelihood Award
in 2008, and an Izzy Award#Park Center for Independent Media|Izzy Award
in 2009 for "special achievement in independent media". In 2012, Goodman received the Gandhi Peace Award
for a "significant contribution to the promotion of an enduring international peace". Goodman is the author of five books, including the 2012 ''The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings,...